Is 50 US states enough for most Americans or do they get frustrated that they can’t easily make moves within their own hemisphere?

In the EU and Amsterdam where I live, a Dutch can easily move to live and work in Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Scandinavia, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Austria etc. Legal freedom of movement across all 28 member states. However, in the America’s, an average US citizen in Seattle can’t even just take a job... show more In the EU and Amsterdam where I live, a Dutch can easily move to live and work in Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Scandinavia, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Austria etc. Legal freedom of movement across all 28 member states.

However, in the America’s, an average US citizen in Seattle can’t even just take a job in Vancouver or one in Detroit or Boston getting a job in Toronto or Montreal.

For all intents and purposes, it’s just the 50 US states and they also can’t just move to live and work in Mexico, Caribbean, Brazil or Argentina either for a cultural experience or to learn the Spanish.

Although the 50 US states from San Diego to Bangor, including Hawaii and Alaska is a vast area, it’s all ultimately part of the same country and not the same as crossing an international border to live and work.

Do many Americans thus ever get the feeling of confinement or restriction that for more, the 50 US States is as good as it gets and The America’s does not offer the same freedomof flexibility as that of the EU.

Someone in New York may wish to learn French by working in Quebec, but they can’t even go there and get a job in Starbucks or Niketown. Someone in Dallas may wish to learn Portuguese by working in a bar in Rio de Janeiro. They can’t.

Is that a great shame in a sense?
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